Passivhaus Affiliate

Embedding Passivhaus into the zero carbon agenda

We believe that Zero Carbon is only possible if you get fabric performance down to Passivhaus levels – as investigated in our paper Passivhaus, the route to Zero Carbon?

We’ve seen this message reinforced over the last couple of weeks both with the Committee on Climate Change’s Housing report saying that we need ‘ultra-high levels of energy efficiency’ in new homes and with the chancellor’s announcement of a new Future Homes Standard from 2025 which will include ‘the highest levels of energy efficiency’. Passivhaus needs to be at the heart of these new policies and we believe that we have now shown exactly how the standard can fit into a national policy framework.

Now we need your help – the timing is so opportune, new Zero Carbon policies are being drafted at national and regional level and we cannot miss promoting Passivhaus into the national agenda.  This means developing a clear, non-technical and engaging message for a broader audience.

 Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon?


Help us spread the word

Sponsorship opportunities are available to help elevate the Zero Carbon campaign to the next level. We’re looking for PHT members interested in getting involved. Just £1,000 from a small number of members would allow us to:

  • develop a draft zero carbon policy which could be ‘dropped in’ to local plans by local and regional authorities
  • produce engaging infographics to explain the concept
  • engage directly with local and regional authorities (including Greater Manchester and the GLA) to explain how Passivhaus can form part of a zero carbon policy
  • continue to engage with BEIS and MHCLG via the Building Mission Task Group
  • engage with the forthcoming review of Part L to position Passivhaus as part of UK energy standards
  • produce a set of presentation slides for use by members

In return, sponsor’s logos will appear on all materials and on a dedicated Zero Carbon section of our website. If you think you can help, then please get in touch with Kirsten Priebe:


Further Information

Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon?



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15th March 2019

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